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Communications Associate

Posted by
Vote Smart
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Des Moines, IA
New
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Published 17 days ago

Help defend democracy by joining our team of dedicated staff working to create a political culture of transparency and facts. In this age of fake news, media bias, and political drama, Vote Smart ensures that citizens have access to the tools that they need to make educated political decisions.

Vote Smart, a nonpartisan/nonprofit political research organization, is seeking a Communications Associate. This position entails primarily assisting with outgoing communications to the general public and developing external relationships.

Vote Smart, founded by Presidents Carter, Ford, and other national leaders, is a non-profit national research center that collects accurate and factual information on over 40,000 political leaders. Our goal is to empower voters with access to a vast library of reliable, nonpartisan, factual political information. Your job will be to help get this message to millions of Americans. Watch our video to learn more: https://votesmart.org/about#video


Duties may include:

  • Helping create content for social media (Facebook, Twitter) and email marketing
  • Writing/editing blog posts on current political/legislative news
  • Helping write and edit other external communications to members, ambassadors & the public
  • Communicating with corporate and other organizational contacts, including some of the countries' top corporations and organizations
  • Assisting the Communications Director as needed.


Skills desired:

  • A strong interest in politics; ability to set politics aside and write in a nonpartisan manner
  • Articulate verbal and good writing skills are essential
  • Strong editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to externally communicate courteously and effectively
  • Effective time management skills; ability to keep oneself organized without supervision
  • Comfort in making cold-calls when necessary
  • Photography, graphic design, and videography experience is a bonus
  • An outgoing & positive attitude!



Help defend democracy by joining our team of dedicated staff working to create a political culture of transparency and facts. In this age of fake news, media bias, and political drama, Vote Smart ensures that citizens have access to the tools…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

At least $22,000Eligible for salary increase at 6 month and 1 year marks.

Benefits

100% employer-paid health benefits after 60 days (dental offered)

Paid Time Off after 6 months

100% employer-paid health benefits after 60 days (dental offered)

Paid Time Off after 6 months

Location

On-site
1153 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

How to Apply

Submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@votesmart.org.

Submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to jobs@votesmart.org.

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